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2017 After Bankruptcy FHA loan 2017


2017 After Bankruptcy FHA 2017 loan requirements 2017.

To buy a home you will need a minimum credit score of 500.

New FHA policy requires a minimum credit of 500 to buy a house. FHA did not require any credit score before 2010.

Borrowers with credit score above 580 require a 3.5% down payment. The funds can be a gift from a family member and a 6% seller's concession is allowed. 

If you have credit scores below 580 new FHA changes require a 10% down payment. The funds can be a gift from a family member and a 6% seller's concession is allowed.

Most lenders require a minimum credit score of 640. We don't.

Apply for a FHA loan online.

Chapter 7 bankruptcy

At least twenty four months must have elapsed since the discharge date of the borrower's Chapter 7.  A full explanation will be required with the loan application. In order to qualify for an FHA loan, the borrower must qualify financially, have re-established good credit and have a stable job.

Chapter 13 bankruptcy

FHA will consider approving a borrower who is still paying on a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy if those payments have been satisfactorily made and verified for a period of 12 months. The court trustee's written approval will also be needed in order to proceed with the loan.

In fact, even if you have had credit problems, such as a bankruptcy, it's easier for you to qualify for an FHA loan than a for a conventional loan. Credit scores down to 500 are accepted if there are compensating factors that offset the credit risk.

Whether you're planing to buy your first home, refinance, lower your monthly payments, buy a second home, consolidate debt or get pre-approved for a mortgage. A perfect credit score is not needed for an FHA loan approval.

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FHA mortgage eligibility 2017

Borrowers with a prior bankruptcy, foreclosure, deed-in-lieu, or short sale may be eligible for an FHA insured loan if the bankruptcy, foreclosure, deed-in-lieu, short sale was the result of a documented extenuating circumstance.

Borrowers may also be eligible for an FHA insured loan on a purchase transaction after 12 months from the completion, discharge, trustee's sale if the borrower meets the requirements for extenuating circumstances Economic Event.

FHA announced a policy change to address risk and strengthen finances. FHA changed the minimum credit scores for new borrowers:

  • New borrowers will now be required to have a minimum credit score of 580 to qualify for FHA's 3.5% down payment program
  • New borrowers with less than a 580 credit score will be required to put down at least 10%

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